Social Justice

A Footprint of Faith: The Catholic Church in Pennsylvania

Catholics have been living and worshipping in Pennsylvania since William Penn launched his “Holy Experiment” here in the 18th century. Every small town and large city bears the influence of Catholic culture. Cathedral spires are historic landmarks, Catholic hospitals have cared for ge
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Estas son las Mañanitas…of the Hispanic Bishops

The Hispanic/Latino Bishops of the United States greeted us early today, the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, with their own very special version of the “Mañanitas,” a letter to immigrants. Signed by 33 bishops, the letter was released simultaneously from Los Angeles and Sa
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Bishop of Harrisburg: School Choice is a Social Justice Issue

Bishop Joseph McFadden, the Bishop of the Diocese of Harrisburg and the President of the Pennsylvania Catholic Conference, penned an op-ed for the Harrisburg newspaper, The Patriot-News. He writes, For parents, providing an education for their children is a moral obligation. When we l
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School Choice is the Right Choice for Pennsylvania’s Families

The following is a statement from the Catholic Bishops of Pennsylvania School Choice is the Right Choice for Pennsylvania’s Families Pennsylvania’s Catholic Bishops Support a Voucher Program and an Increase to Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) Scholarships The Catholic Bishops
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TAKE ACTION: Conscience Rights Violated by Sweeping HHS Mandate

CLICK HERE TO CONTACT HHS AND CONGRESS In implementing the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (the new health care reform law), the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently issued a rule requiring almost all private health plans to cover contraception a
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“My faith allowed me to deal with Flight 93”

Today we mark the 10th anniversary of the September 11. Here in Pennsylvania, we mark this anniversary in a particular way because Flight 93 crashed in a field in Shanksville, PA. Click here to read the story of two Pennsylvania Catholics who found strength in their Catholic faith as
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Loving Our Neighbors: Taking a Stand on Immigration Reform

The Catechism of the Catholic Church instructs, “The more prosperous nations are obliged, to the extent they are able, to welcome the foreigner in search of the security and the means of livelihood which he cannot find in his country of origin” (CCC no. 2241).
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‘Every human being possesses inherent dignity, regardless of his or her immigration status’

Mark Shea, Esq., Administrator of the Immigration Program at Catholic Social Services in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, testified before the House State Government Committee today regarding the impact “attrition through enforcement” has on immigrant families, particularl
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‘May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you!’

A new academic year is upon us. Thousands of young men and women are going away to college. It is an exciting and anxious time for students and parents alike. Living the Catholic faith on campus can be a challenge and an opportunity for students. Read the Pennsylvania Bishops’ p
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